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Old 23rd Jan 2014, 02:54
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The Zoo
Posts: 335
Hey guys, anyone got any tips on the route from Melbourne to Broome. Leaving on the 28th of Feb and want to get there as quickly as possible (pending rd conditions). My planned route through port augusta to alice springs is over 1200km through the desert and from looking at google maps there will be no place to refuel. In a bit of a situation!

You'd lose the charter with that sort of research

Pimba/Woomera (Spud's Roadhouse 08 8673 7473)
Glendambo (08 8672 1092)
Coober Pedy (08 8672 5830)
Cadney Park (08 7007 6591)
Marla (08 8670 7001)
Kulgera (08 8956 0973)
Erldunda (08 8956 0984)
Stuart Well (08 8956 0808)

Suggest you plan 1000km's a day and skip the Tanami Highway and instead go via Katherine as the road is sealed, with more fuel stops and more charter operators to hand a resume Roads are generally better once you get out of Victoria, and you should really only need to check they're not flooded before heading off.

Something like Melbourne, Port Augusta, Kulgera, Three Ways Roadhouse, (turn left at Katherine), Kununurra, Broome.

Avoid sunrise/sunset, do not drive at night. Make sure your first reaction is to brake not steer to avoid if you see something on the road.
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